27 Creative Ways To Reuse Old Clothing

27 Creative Ways To Reuse Old Clothing

Sometimes we have a favorite shirt or pair of jeans that we just can’t wear anymore but we don’t want to part with. Some clothes leave us with memories, especially clothes our kids wore. So what do you do with the old clothes?

Here are 27 creative ways to reuse old clothing.

1. T-Shirt Comforter Turn your old t-shirts into a blanket.


    2. Shirt Pillow Case Turn old shirts into a pillowcase. You can use t-shirts as well!


      3. Shirt Coin Purse Make a small coin purse or wallet using an old shirt.


        4.  Shirt Tote Bag Make a tote bag.



          5. DIY Draft stopper Use old jeans to stop drafts and save energy in your home.


            6. Shirt Dress Turn a men’s shirt into a shirt dress.


              7. Repurposed Men’s shirt  How about making a pin-tucked tunic for summer?


                8.  Hat out of a Sweater Turn an old sweater into a fun winter hat.


                  9. Long-sleeve Shirt into Wrap Skirt Turn a long sleeve t-shirt into a wrap skirt.


                    10.   T-shirt Produce Bag Cut up an old t-shirt and use as colorful produce bags.



                      11. Little girl’s dress Use an old men’s shirt to make a dress for your little girl.


                        12. Pillowcase Romper Use a vintage pillowcase to create a cute comfy romper for your little one.


                          13.  baby sleeping bag Use an old pillowcase to make your baby comfy.

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                            14.   flower accessories Use old shirts, sheets, or pillowcases to create these adorable hair accessories.


                              15.  t-shirt scarf Use old t-shirts to create a scarf.


                                16. Baby clothing creatures Make a cute a pillow or toy.



                                  17. Shirt onesie Create a sweet onesie for your little one.


                                    18. Shorts from a night shirt Create comfy shorts for lounging.


                                      19. Peasant Top  Make a cute peasant top.


                                        20. Denim Fabric Purse Not your average handbag, use old jeans and an old shirt to create this purse.


                                          21. Denim Corset Add flair to your outfit with this figure-flattering denim corset.


                                            22. T-shirt Pom Poms Create these decorative pom poms using an old t-shirt.


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                                              23. T-shirt weaving & cutting To resize, or add creative flair to your old t-shirts.


                                                24. Denim Flannel Quilt Old Jeans and flannels create a cozy quilt.


                                                  25. T-Shirt Art Create memories for your walls with this t-shirt art.

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                                                    26. T-Shirt Wrap Dress An old oversized t-shirt can create a one-of-a-kind look.


                                                      27. Pillowcase Nightgown Create a simple nightgown from a pillowcase.


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                                                        30 Brilliant Camping Hacks I Wish I Knew Earlier

                                                        30 Brilliant Camping Hacks I Wish I Knew Earlier

                                                        Ah, camping. The great outdoors, the campfires, the food you’d never eat in civilised society: it’s a wonderful experience.

                                                        That said, things can get a little bit tricky when we are left to the mercy of Mother Nature. Here are 30 fantastic camping hacks you can use to make your camping experience as wonderful as possible!

                                                         1. Use sage to repel mosquitoes.


                                                          Place some sage in your campfire and the smell is sure to ward off any pesky mosquitos.

                                                          2. Liquid soap + cotton balls = no ticks.


                                                            If you or one of your fellow campers is having trouble with a tick, place the soap-soaked cotton on the tick for 20 seconds. The tick will eventually stop chewing and will come away with the cotton ball. If the tick was attached for a lengthy amount of time you may want to consider keeping it in a container so that you can test it for Lyme disease later.

                                                            3. Use an acorn cap as a whistle if you get lost.


                                                              It’s remarkably easy to get lost whilst camping. Here’s a full tutorial on how you can transform an acorn into a whistle!

                                                              4. Corn chips for kindling!


                                                                Doritos are a great way to start a fire, just be careful!


                                                                5. Use the rest of the chips for nachos.


                                                                  Nachos are easy to pack, light and simple to make. Plus they’re incredibly tasty.

                                                                  6. Use compact, microfibre towels!


                                                                    These towels are incredibly easy to store and dry within an hour of use. Buy them here.

                                                                    7. Wrap duct-tape around your water bottle for emergencies.


                                                                      You never know when you might need some.

                                                                      8. Make lamps out of jars and solar disks.


                                                                        Get all the info you need here.

                                                                        9. Sangria!


                                                                          We know what’s really important. How to here!

                                                                          10. One water bottle will hold eight eggs.


                                                                            By keeping all your eggs in a bottle you save time and hassle. Plus, no need to carry extra bowls or a whisk!


                                                                            11. Johnson’s Baby Creamy Oil is a surprisingly good mosquito repellent.


                                                                              Keep the bugs and the bug repellent smell at bay.

                                                                              12. DIY shower.


                                                                                All you need is a watering can and a large jug. Here’s the full instructions.

                                                                                13. Keep sandpaper handy to light matches.


                                                                                  Glueing some sandpaper to the lid of a tupperware box where you can also store matches is a foolproof plan.

                                                                                  14. Make s’moreos easily.


                                                                                    15. MarshJell-o shots.


                                                                                      Learn how to make these delicious things here!

                                                                                      16. Or dip those marshmallows in Bailey’s. 

                                                                                        Toast the marshmallow first and then dip it in Bailey’s.

                                                                                        17. Turn a bottle into a spoon.


                                                                                          It’s that easy!


                                                                                          18. Grits repel ants.


                                                                                            Just sprinkle grits wherever you see ants.

                                                                                            19. Deodorant can be used to combat itchiness.


                                                                                              20. Wrap your meat in cabbage to stop it from burning.


                                                                                                That’s not an innuendo, it really will! The moistness in the cabbage creates the perfect barrier.

                                                                                                21. Foam noodles will stop any injuries.


                                                                                                  For any fellow clumsy people, you know how possible it is to smack your head and cause serious injury. Placing a foam noodle on the awning strut narrows down at least one accident waiting to happen.

                                                                                                  22. Carry some essentials in a small tin with you at all times.


                                                                                                    You never know what you’ll need and when.

                                                                                                    23. Take toothpaste dots instead of a whole tube.


                                                                                                      Let the drops dry out over 3 days, add a little baking soda and put them in a resealable bag.

                                                                                                      24. Use a stick to secure your tent.


                                                                                                        By placing a stick in the main centre line you ensure the pressure is even throughout, which will stop the grommets being pulled out.


                                                                                                        25. Vacuum seal your food before you leave.


                                                                                                          26. Popcorn on the campfire.

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                                                                                                            Popcorn that you can place on the stove at home can also be popped over a campfire. You can also make your own using this tutorial.

                                                                                                            27. You can even make bacon and eggs over it.

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                                                                                                              That’s right! Full instructions here.

                                                                                                              28. Keep your toiletries handy.


                                                                                                                Buy this magnificent contraption here.

                                                                                                                29. Compact, unbreakable cups!


                                                                                                                  Get them while you can!

                                                                                                                  30. Tic-Tac boxes are great for storing ingredients.


                                                                                                                    With these 30 camping tips and tricks, you can work DIY magic into nearly every aspect of camping, and make your next camping trip a comfortable, easy blast. Good luck!

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